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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello welcome to another news hour from al jazeera in doha egypt ousted president mohamed morsi sentenced to death for a prison break that happened four years ago. [gunfire] iraq sends in reenforcements to take on i.s.i.l. fighters in the city of ramadi. growing concern in burundi about revenge attacks after a failed coup there plus. i'm erica wood on south africa's southwestern cape coast
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where fishing and oil spills put the species of penguin in risk of extinction. ♪ but we begin this news hour with breaking news out of syria, u.s. special forces have killed a senior i.s.i.l. leader inside syria. that is according to the u.s. president and white house. let's take you live now to lebanon's becca valley overlooking syria and al jazeera is there and what more do we know omar? >> reporter: we know that the americans sent two helicopters and attacked an oil field that is east and then there were some u.s. special forces involved. we know that they have killed a senior leader known as thought to be the man responsible for
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running the oil business for i.s.i.l. especially in the zone. he is also the main financial operation head. now, activists in the area suggest that at least six people from i.s.i.l. were killed including two from arab nationalitys and iraqi and saudi and we don't know the names of them. i.s.i.l. has also confirmed that it lost six of its fighters in the operation. we believe it may have taken place overnight or early saturday. >> at least one person reported to be in u.s. custody. >> reporter: i cannot hear you really well but i think this is significant because this is probably the first time they sent special forces in. they have tried to rescue a journalists, an american journalists, james foley before but targeting i.s.i.l. by
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sending troops on the ground. this is probably the first time they have attacked them on a number of times using drones but everyone i think following the crisis in syria and the u.s. involvement in it know that they cannot defeat i.s.i.l. without having boots on the ground. so now this is an operation, a quick operation we understand but clearly involving u.s. troops on the ground. it is a big blow for i.s.i.l. but probably also i think the group has other alternatives because this is the nature of the group. >> all right, omar thanks in the becca valley and the person reports to be in u.s. custody is the wife. let's get a view now from a former commander of the united states central command, retired admiral bill falon on the line from washington d.c. and thank you for being with us what do you make of this? >> i think it's significant for a number of reasons, the first that there is finally been
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intelligence that developed to be able to target key leaders and to be able to pinpoint the location with enough credibility to be able to launch these kinds of missions. a second thing would be that it puts i.s.i.l. on notice that the reactions and backup and words that they will have to be weary of the tact that the allied forces could come in and that is at any time. the third thing is the major objective of these kinds of things is to keep the group i.s.i.l. off balance and let them know there is no sanctuary no matter where they are and that is very, very helpful to the effort on the ground in iraq to try to take back the places. >> what about the fact that however briefly u.s. troops were on the ground operating inside syria? >> i think that is a pretty
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logical follow on to what the president obama said some months ago when he committed the forces to battle i.s.i.l. they are going to get them wherever they are, wherever they can, wherever it makes sense. i think this is the kind of operation that out to be very helpful to the troops that are battling them on the ground in iraq. >> do you think it's likely that we will see more of this kind of operation in the future? >> i would expect so as the intelligence gets developed. this was very very successful this exact kind of technique in iraq and i would expect to see more of it if the intelligence can be verified. >> good to talk to you and thanks indeed retired admiral bill falon a former commander of sencom and bring you up to speed with developments on that breaking news here on al jazeera in this news hour. in the meantime let's move on to the rest of the day's news, egyptian court sentenced mohamed
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morsi to death and relates to a mass jail break back in january 2011 during the revolution that toppled mubark and he and others escaped and the case now goes to the egypt's highest religious authority for confirmation but if he disagrees with the sentence he can hand the case back to the trial judge. the former president is facing several charges including conspiring to spy and commit acts of terrorism in the egypt sinai peninsula and iran revolution guard and leaked secrets to support the government and accused of fraud in connection with the economic and social programs and insulting the judiciary for election fraud and morsi denies all allegations. for more on the sentencing we are joined by the head of the egyptian revolution council the
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erc is uniting several groups including the muslim brotherhood that are opposed to the egyptian over throw of mohamed morsi in 2013. what do you make of this verdict? >> i think it's a travesty of justice. what we have seen today and what we see through the courts of egypt since 2013 is the military regime executing its overarching power to ensure the democratic process in egypt is killed once and for all. but in reality what we are seeing also is the first truly and democratically elected president of egypt being sentenced to death and international community being silent. this silence has very serious repercussions both politically and morally. there is no rule of law in egypt and as we all know with the cases of the journalists that were in prison in egypt, the al
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jazeera journalists and others we cannot speak of a judiciary system that is either independent or one that can really pass laws besides or judgments that are not true and this is another false trial that has no legitimacy. >> you added your voice to calls for the international community to speak out, to do something. but what can the international community do? >> the international community through the united nations, through the human rights council, through the governments of the world can condemn this verdict, can call for the immediate release of president mohamed morsi and over 40,000 political people in egypt's prisons, 40,000 political prisoners including members of parliament elected members of parliament, lawyers and peaceful protesters are in egypt's prisons today and are tortured and some of whom are raped.
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these things are happening in egypt and are known to human rights organizations that have cataloged them such as human rights watch and amnesty international so governments can speak out, today immediately condemning the verdicts against president mohamed morsi especially in the light of a judicial system that is literally the arm of the military regime. >> many thanks indeed. iraq government sent extra soldiers to the city of ramadi as they try to push out islamic state of iraq and levante and i.s.i.l. is in control of 90% of ramadi, the capitol of anbar pro inches and if the city falls it would give the group a stronghold just 100 kilometers from baghdad. on friday i.s.i.l. captured people and fighting on going and people are fleeing and more than 100,000 have left in the last month alone and deeper into
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anbar province i.s.i.l. has carried out three suicide attacks in eastern fallujah targeting a joint army and shia malitia base and 25 died when the group rigged the main gates of the post and i.s.i.l. controlled most of the province since last year. let's go live now to baghdad, al jazeera's zana is there, what is the latest you are hearing from ramadi? >> reporter: well like you mentioned, the iraqi military announced they are sending reenforcements to the city but on the ground and understand from sources there is no sign of a counter offensive to recapture territory in ramadi. we did hear from iraqi prime minister abd rabbuh mansur hadi actually acknowledging this was a military defeat but he is also promising a very tough response. so the iraqi army the iraqi government, very defiant but at the same time i.s.i.l. is defiant as well and we have to remember focusing on i.s.i.l.'s
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gains in ramadi like you mentioned i.s.i.l. is on offensive on multiple fronts in anbar and targeting government security forces close to its stronghold of fallujah so the fighting is ongoing across the province no sign yet of the government has weakened i.s.i.l.'s hold on much of ramadi. >> the iraqi military says it is fighting back in ramadi. it has released this video of what are aerial attacks on positions of islamic state of iraq and levante. the government has promised a tough response. it's also promising to recapture lost territory in anbar provincial capitol but on the ground there is not much evidence that security forces are on offensive and many say it will not be an easy fight unless there is a clear strategy. >> the government are serious to do what they have to do since long time. you know, we know everyone we know that since one month i.s.i.l. has started to attack
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ramadi every day and action of the government was very weak. >> reporter: on friday i.s.i.l.'s message was one of defiance fighters used all kinds of weapons along with suicide car bombers in a complex attack to penetration the government compound in ramadi. the u.s. which leads the coalition against i.s.i.l. played down the significance of i.s.i.l.'s gains and says the armed group is inflating the importance of its successes and says that the coalition strategy is working. but there are those who disagree. >> translator: we need to give the weapons to the tribes. the sunni tribes are able to defeat i.s.i.l. the government should approve the plan to create the so called national guard. that would mean local people joining the security forces. they can fight with the iraqi army. >> reporter: earlier this month the government said that hundreds of sunni fighters from the province would night alongside the security forces but anbar influential tribes
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were not among the men and want to fight the battle alone and they want the army to give them weapons. anbar was the greatest challenge to u.s. forces when they were in iraq and lost a lot of men and they were able to succeed after they received support of the locals and military solution failed and sunni leaders believe it will fail yet again if the iraqi government doesn't bring the people to its side. until then the human suffering is only getting worse with many people trying to escape for years now there has been no peace between the mainly sunni province of anbar and shia led government in baghdad and people say restoreing confidence should be part of a military strategy if i.s.i.l. is to be defeated. the government does not have a strong presence in anbar and we have to remember before i.s.i.l. took control of the heart land they were already holding ground
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in anbar and have to remember before i.s.i.l. took the territory there was a sunni uprising and protests in anbar and government clamped down on protests and caused anger and this is a political battle as much as a military battle. >> live in baghdad. let's bring in victoria who is the interim chair of the politics and public policy department of the american university of kurdistan in iraq and is live via skype and as she was saying there victoria the iraqi army was making gains in anbar but doesn't have a strong presence there. this situation in ramadi is pretty much an embarrassment for the iraqi government, what has gone wrong? >> well, i think that the loyalty of the iraqi army in relation to anbar is a question right now only the special
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forces actually do not run away when they actually see i.s.i.s. so i think that is really the problem. another problem of course is the very low tribal support of the iraqi government in anbar, only five of the 26 tribes in anbar actually support the government. >> will the government get that sunni support, how vital is it in the fight for anbar? >> it is vital. they cannot retake anbar without sunni support, however, the tribes who oppose the government have a long memory. they remember that the last time they led this government it was during the iraqi awakening initiative in 2006 2007 the promises made by the government at the time were not kept and so you know it is unlikely that they will lend their support this time around. >> from what you say you gather the fight in anbar is not going to be a quick one.
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>> no, it's going to last probably for i would say for years. >> okay, victoria good to talk to you many thanks indeed and the interim chair of policy department at the american university of kurdistan in iraq and with al jazeera and still to come on the program the u.s. delivers a warning to beijing about military expansion in the south china sea and we will tell you more and with low oil prices hurting the economy the president hopes another oil-rich nation will be able to lend a helping hand. and how this pepper spray attack could leave a lasting sting for futbol in argentina, details a little later in sport. ♪ now despite a five-day ceasefire in yemen the violence there continues. the truce is due to end on
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sunday that is when regional political leaders will meet in saudi capital riyad to try to end the crisis but houthis would be there as we report. >> reporter: pro-government fighters recaptured rounds in the city of thai and the houthis are sending in reenforcement to surround the city. a crucial link along supply route to the south. >> translator: all of thai is with the resistance against the houthis. resistance have a lot of support. everybody is supporting them. >> reporter: the houthis have expanded their territory over the last few weeks. convincing people to support them isn't easy. these protesters are demanding that the rebels leave their city. and this is where fighting could escalate. that is because the province is
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yemen's main source of oil and gas. soldiers and tribesmen loyal to the exiled president abd rabbuh mansur hadi are defending the city. >> translator: we control this area. we are triethgetting shelled with heavy weapons despite the ceasefire. >> reporter: humanitarian truce expires on sunday. that is also when some of yemen's main factions plan a three-day conference in the saudi arabia capitol riyad to solve the crisis and include tribesmen, military commanders and political leaders. gulf countries are worried that the violence in yemen could spread to their countries. this is the envoy to yemen for the gulf cooperation council. his job is to convince yemen to agree on a political roadmap.
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>> translator: the gcc will support all the decisions of the political leaders agree on during the riyad conference and agreement will be the basis for any future political settlements or talks between the different factions. >> reporter: the houthis have refused to send anyone to the meeting in riyad. they say they will only join talks in a country that isn't part of a coalition led by saudi arabia that attacked yemen for more than six weeks. the riyad conference is expected to give president hadi a significant boost and supporters plan to reach a power-sharing agreement they insist is the only way to save yemen from civil war, al jazeera, riyad. explosion has killed at least six people at a bus station in northern nigeria and witnesses say a female suicide bomber carried out attack in the state. 40 people were taken to
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hospital. thailand malaysia and indonesia turning away boats full of migrants despite a u.n. call to rescue thousands who are adrift at sea. most of them are muslims from manmar fleeing ethnic violence and they say they are not a genuine ethnic group and refers to them as bengolis and this wrongly implies they are illegal immigrants from bangladesh and they are not party to international refugee convin shuns and do not recognize rohingya as asylum seekers and countries do not want waves of migrants burdening social and economic services. these countries are part of the association of southeast asia nations unlike the eu it's not an integrated body with a budget or a policy to deal with the migrant crisis. on friday fishermen from indonesia province rescued 700
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people trapped at sea and we are at the center where they are be being treated. on the boat three months and their condition is very very weak. they are here t at a temporary shelter after they were rescued by fishermen, initially indonesia and malaysia navy rejected them and now the action is authorities are helping them. feeding them and giving them medical assistance. tears and great relief when they manage to call their families and tell them they are alive and were very lucky they met the fishermen first before the indonesia navy because they say until now they will send away every boat that anchors in the water and give humanitarian assistance at sea but will not accept them here. it's hard to imagine the ordeal they went through, three months on a boat and bringing small children on the horrific and very dangerous journey where
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they were facing fighting and facing hunger and facing thirst and now face agree very uncertain future in indonesia. u.s. urged thailand to shelter muslims but saying allowing them in will take away jobs from thais and we have this update from bangkok. >> reporter: there may be as many as 8,000 people on boats right across the sea and straits but one boat the focus of media and international attention is one that the royal thai navy found off the coast of the province. you will remember the pictures of thai helicopters dropping food packets to the 380 people on board. as food was delivered the people spoke of the immense deprivation they had suffered and had run out of food and water ten days previously, they spoke about how
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one person maddened by grief had thrown themselves overboard and two more people were dying of starvation. we have now heard that on board there are three particular men whose families are in refugee camps in bangladesh and they have taken it upon themselves to write to the thai government and plead for the thai government to rescue them and save lives. this is a situation though that is spread right across this crisis. indeed one official from the international organization of migration has said if something isn't done urgently we will have boats full of dead people. a train has crashed into a truck in germany, two people are dead, 20 are injured. it happened on a level crossing near the town here in the country and police and emergency services are still at the scene.
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it's the middle of may. the middle of spring and in the northern hemisphere and this man sees snow in the desert and we are here. >> how about flagstaff arizona, here is a picture from 12 hours ago and something like that and still falling in the trees and flagstaff and roads to come and not a lot admittedly because it is may but an indication of what is happening in the high desert states in the west. normally of course we are talking about storms this time of year, big rainstorms or tornados and that has been texas over the last two or three days and louisiana 2-3 fell in new orleans but eyes drawn to this line here of brighter tops and yes that will produce thunderstorms, that was thunderstorms and this is what you see out of the car wind screen driving through texas, this was yesterday. i think it will be are repeated today as well and down the coast of corpus christie lightning struck tree. we have to follow the line and
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the cold front as it goes through the next 12 hours in the midwest. this is a starting position in denver and there is a change in temperature. as you sweep that across the plain states you build these big thundershowers and now equally the driving force and low brought snow to flagstaff and will bring more snow to the high ground in the west and rain and not doing much to the snow pack or drought but will do something and you end up with rain in the north tomorrow. there is a change. rob many thanks u.s. secretary of state is taking a tough stance on beijing building of islands in is disputed waters in the south china sea and john kerry is in china meeting with leaders there and more from al jazeera. >> reporter: mr. kerry's message to the chinese host has essentially been this please show restraint in the south china sea in the interest of stability. obama administration has been alarmed by the dramatic
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expansion of artificial islands in the south china sea. now, aerial photographs in resent months have shown evidence of chinese dredging and reclamation work going on around some of these islands as well as evidence potentially of a runway being built. now the united states is worried that some of these islands could be used to station missile systems but in turn could be used to enforce and exclusion zone should beijing wish to do so. now, almost all of the south china sea is claimed by beijing. but this area also contains some of the world's busyist shipping lanes and united states is worried about freedom of navigation in the south china sea. so mr. kerry has come here with essentially a very blunt message and that is to pull back to halt construction work that has been going on. now in resent days the obama administration has spoken darkly about the need to send u.s.
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ships and war planes to the south china sea to potentially challenge beijing's sovereignty claims beijing has reacted angry to that saying it won't be passive in the face of such threats and will defend its sovereignty. it also points out that other rival claimants to these islands in the south china sea have also been doing much the same thing namely the philippines and vietnam. beijing says washington has been silent in the face of that action proving that washington is guilty of what it says is a cold war, knee-jerk mentality. approaching midway point on this news hour and still to come on the program. i'm in rwanda and they want to go back home and why many of them are too scared to cross the border and go back to burundi. we are in southeast mexico to find out the truth behind the killing of 22 people who surrendered to police.
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plus. i'm in doha at the start of the new diamond league season and once again it is the runs that is casting a long shadow over the sport of athletics. ♪
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♪ hello again, this is the news hour from al jazeera and in doha top stories the united states says that special forces have killed a senior i.s.i.l. leader in eastern syria. he is in charge of oil and gas for the group. he is said to have been killed in the oil field in the province
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in syria. iraq has sent extra soldiers to the city of ramadi as they try to push out the islamic state of iraq and levante and i.s.i.l. fighters have control of the government compound in the city which is the capitol of the country's largest province. egyptian court sentenced former president mohamed morsi to death for a mass jail break in 2011 during the revolution that toppled mubarak but the highest religious authority will decide whether to confirm that verdict. now burundi's president insists that peace has returned to the country after a failed attempt to overthrow him. and his decision to seek a third term in office sparked two weeks of protests and says life is back to normal and the international community to show support for the government. >> translator: we ask the world to be friends of burundi because if they stop supporting us it will be like they are opening
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doors to trouble. that will strengthen people who want to seize power by force and brings power that is not democratic and refuse to acknowledge the voice of the people and it will bring war, poverty and other atrocities we have seen in this country. u.n. says around 100,000 people have fled burundi since the crisis began back in april. many of them are staying near the border with rwanda and al jazeera has spoken to some of them. >> reporter: the ration of beans is meant to feed one family for a week and many more refugees from burundi wait for their share. thousands have come to neighboring rwanda afraid political instability back home could get worse and more people will die. >> there is violence when they leave the country and fight so when you don't want to fight or just when you don't want to be involved in any part of the
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people, you just have to flee. >> reporter: nearby he is worried but relieved his wife children and some members of extended family escaped. >> translator: i did not feel safe in burundi. i criticized president and at night armed men attacked and threw stones at us and said they would kill us as family was traumatized and afraid. >> reporter: around the corner and she wasn't physically attacked but she was threatened. she remembers the genocide in burundi and rwanda in the 1990s. >> translator: if someone tells you they will kill you what can you do? you have to run away. in 1993 people were killed. it could happen again. >> reporter: countries in east africa have taken in refugees from burundi and u.n. says thousands have fled. aid workers says the camp has around 5,000 people 2000 of them are children. some say they crossed into rwanda late at night so they
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would not be seen by people trying to hurt them. aid workers are worried more are still coming. >> translator: this is meant to be a transit camp and families stay for a few days then move to a different area and so far we are coping but if more come it will get worse. >> reporter: those loyal to burundi president want him to have a third term. but his critics want him out. some refugees believe political instability is far from over and could mean they won't be going home soon. i'm with al jazeera, rwanda burundi border. >> reporter: associate professor at oxford university in the uk and thanks for being with us and what do you make of the president's claims that life is back to normal in burundi? >> thank you. i think if life was back to normal in burundi, burundi people would not be fleeing the
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country. my sense is that there is considerable amount of fear in the country and obviously the president's return has come about with the support of the east african community and the wider international community and they should work and persuade and put pressure on the president to ensure that reprisals and revenge do not take place against coup plotters and they are very different from the demonstrators. >> the president appealed for the international community to support his government. now, you say east african nations were supportive of him and helped him back to burundi but not too keen on his decision to run for a third term in office were they? >> they weren't but obviously there are other presidents in the region who are seeking a third term. so it's really difficult to know how convincing and how genuine that -- those statements were. nevertheless, i think there is a
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considerable amount of the burundi population who are against a third term. people have genuine grievances that have not been addressed in the last ten years and i think a third term of president is not necessarily going to address those grievances. >> if the president does run for a third term what are the prospects of people who fled what are the prospects for burundi spirals further into violence? >> tragic the country has a long history of violence. people refugees have spent years abroad and have yet to return to their country and to live in peace. the ordinary people in the rural areas in the cities and towns actually want to be able to carry out their day-to-day activities without the threat of violence. and so it would by think
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president should really be encouraged to step aside, to allow some sort of caretaker government to be put in place, to allow dialog with the opposition to enable free and fair elections to take place with the opposition participating in a genuine manner without fear or intimidation. >> i just want to get your thoughts on whether you think that would solve burundi's problems, you say it has a long history of violence. if the president goes and a new government comes in would that put burundi on the road to long-lasting peace? >> i think that would be difficult to say obviously. it would be a start and it would represent recognition of democratic process.
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the principles of the accord ought to be followed. it provides a blueprint, it's not perfect but it provides a blueprint for the transition in burundi to a democratic society for the embeddedness of the democratic process and recognition of the right, human right of the people within the society. >> really good to talk to you, many thanks indeed the author of gender and genocide in burundi, associate professor of human geography at oxford university. boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev has been sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 attack which killed three people and jury in massachusetts took more than 14 hours to reach their verdict. it is only other option is life in prison without possibility of relief and he and his brother placed bombs at the finish line of the boston marathon. mexico will pay more than $3 million in compensation to the relatives of criminal suspects
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who were killed by soldiers last year. a human rights investigation has found that government troops shot the suspects after they surrendered. john holdman has more in southeast mexico. >> reporter: the town here is buried deep in the mexican countryside that few heard of it before the killings of last june. soldiers shot their 22 people in a shootout with gang members the army said and authorities praised their victory over organized crime. >> translator: acted and managed to rescue three kidnapped people one soldier injured but the army defended itself legitimately and killed him. >> reporter: it became obvious the army wasn't telling the whole truth. this is the warehouse where the incident took place and these are the blood spattered bullet holes that indicate that something more than just a haphazard shoot out took place
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here. there are chest height and caused at close range and investigations found the army lined up and executed 12-15 people here after they laid down their weapons and surrendered. now the government said it will pay compensation of over $3 million to be shared by the survivors and victims' families. it's the biggest payout by the armed forces since they were deployed to combat mexico's violent cartels. since then complaints of human rights abuses and torture have mounted against them. >> translator: they decided that the army and navy should do the job of the police but they have not changed the soldiers' education. they have to teach them to respect the citizens to hear and understand that people have rights. >> reporter: more than 2000 people have asked to be part of the government's national victims' register looking for
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recognition and compensation for human rights abuses by authorities. but many more cases go unnoticed says francisco who lives across the road from the warehouse where the killings took place. >> translator: you only see the big cases like these but there have been other shootouts in this region with two or three dead but they do not appear in the press because they don't have the same power. >> reporter: he was the only person we found who would talk to us in flat liar others said speaking out meant risking retribution from government forces or organized crime. in this violent area many people still don't know who they can trust. john holdman, al jazeera, flat liar. peru president says that a controversial mining project will go ahead despite weeks of protests there. but he did call on the company
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developing the tia-maria mine to talk to farmers and local leaders and people feel the mine will contaminate their crops and exhaust water supplies. venezuela president maduro trying to produce oil-producing nations to cut production, low oil prices pushed his economy into recession and he is trying to boost investment from gulf nations like qatar and lopez reports from caracus. >> reporter: a visit to venezuela served as back drop for maduro to announce efforts to rally support with oil producers to push crude prices back to $100 a barrel. >> translator: venezuela has raised in conversations that it is an epic great interest for prices to stabilize $100 a
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barrel with support of opec and great supporters of oil we will assure it is in a stable manner. >> reporter: during friday's meeting there was no mention of any concrete alliance with regard to quota cuts. instead speaking outside the presidential palace president maduro emphasized a series of qatar investments in areas ranging from oil to agriculture. >> translator: we have taken stock over several topics from issues within opec and gradual recovery of the oil market for cooperation as well as collaboration in the fields of oil, natural gas, refinery tourism and mining, and agricultural to materialize strategic alliances. ♪ despite the recession het economy and evaluated currency some say the country still has
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potential. >> translator: the qatar people are great administrators and great investors and they know that crisis pass and they are aware of venezuela's incredible wealth and resources. >> reporter: venezuela tropical fruit and cocoa are areas of investment but oil is the country's biggest asset and despite the current financial whoas venezuela has the greatest proven in the world and gas reserves with a summit this june they will get members to agree to cut production. previous attempts by venezuela to rally support of technicians to cut production proves unfruitful and unclear if the qatar visit today signals agreement ahead of the opec summit this june al jazeera, caracus. in the u.s. fbi investigating whether a flying object struck a passenger train before it derailed, 8 people
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died and 200 were injured when the train left the tracks in philadelphia on tuesday, the train was traveling twice the speed limit and more than 160 kilometers an hour. just ahead on the news hour all the sport, former u.s. presidential candidate mitt romney takes up a new fight, yep, you can believe what you are seeing, we will tell you more about it with joe in just a few minutes.
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♪ hello again and time for sport and here is joe.
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>> thank you argentina futbol face being kicked out after their match with fierce rivals and river plate suspended and they opened disciplinary proceedings after baca fans appeared to pepper spray opposition players and we report from buenos aires. >> reporter: any game between juniors and river plate is tense and hard fought. and bitter rivalry between two buenos aires giants never sunk this low and the last 16 cup clash suspended after river players were blinded by pepper spray. and shows a fan cutting through the metal fence. they tore into the protective tunnel to catch the river players as they emerged for the second half. then followed nearly two hours of negotiation and indecision before the game was suspended. the players stranded on the pitch. >> translator: what happened
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was an act of aggression aggression directed at players and causes shame for futbol and juniors as well and not going to stop security and we have to continue working on this and if sanctions come then the sanctions come. >> reporter: words will be spoken but they have all been heard before and there will be an investigation and cause for juniors to be strongly punished but few involved in argentina tutbol and the police and the futbol association are taking responsibility for violence and corruption and the poor safety procedures or the growing number of deaths. the passion of futbol fans is well-known, most simply want to watch the game. >> translator: there were a few who caused problems but we all end up paying the price, the club and the players. >> translator: i believe we should replay the match behind closed doors but the game should
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be played and they may be thrown out of the cup but i believe they should keep playing. >> reporter: argentina has already suspended this week's domestic futbol fixtures for the death in a freak accident of a young minor league player but violence here is indemic with organized gangs of supporters known as the brava. >> translator: the truth is it's difficult to see a solution unless there is a political solution. we also live in a society which is going down hill and where the laws are increasingly ignored. >> reporter: argentina continues to produce great futbollers like messi and others but play in europe escaping corruption and violence which only seems to get worse. i'm with al jazeera, buenos aires. his coach has described him as pure liverpool but on saturday captain steven will play his final home match for the club and he has been with liverpool for 17 years and will
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quit at the end of the season to see out his career in major league soccer and liverpool faced crystal palace on saturday and mid fielder knows it will be an emotional good-bye. >> i have been dreading this moment in a strange way because i'm going to miss it so much you know playing out field and in front of the fans and miss playing with my teammates and it will be emotional and the society put together and staged on and avoid the tears. i don't know. >> reporter: already on saturday mani of south hamton has the fastest in history and three goals were netted in two minutes and 56 seconds and within the first 16 minutes of south hamton 6-1 defeat of the villa failing safety with regular gags of one game left to play. international track and field season is underway with the
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opening diamond league meeting on doha on friday but has seen two major drug problems and they are behind in the fight for public trust and credibility and represents a big challenge who is vying to be president of the sport and raul reports. >> reporter: the diamond league is back and even with the enthusiastic crowds of the season opener in doha and impressive line up that included olympic gold metal winners the sport of athletics is still with two of the biggest doping scandals to hit it in resent years. last december a german television documentary accused the russian government of funding a systematic doping program with their athletes like east germany back in the 1970s and earlier this year boston marathon winner was ban for doping the 19th athlete.
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some fear that the systematic nature of both the russian and kenya cases could result in track and field going away during the lance armstrong era but speaking to al jazeera earlier this week the current double olympic champion is still positive about his sport. >> the sport has improved quite a lot in terms of what it was before and then it's great to see what we are doing as a british athlete, for us we do one hour slot where no matter where you are in the world you give in and get tested but if with we apply same rules to what we do but it's changing a lot. >> the issue will be one of the main challenges facing the new president of the athletic governing body iaaf and he is one of two candidates to replace the other when he steps down in august. >> we must continue to educate, to educate athletes and wash
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parents and work very very hard and tough and everyone should understand no excuse to anyone. it will be strong and serious policy to clean sport, to clean atletics and not accept any jitters. >> reporter: the vote will take place in beijing in august following the worldth athletic championship and one is justin and he was having a stand out and winning 100 meters of 1.97 seconds one of the quickest and has been ban twice in his career for doping and al jazeera in doha. bad night for triple jump teddy in doha he is having surgery in qatar on saturday after pulling up with a ruptured achille's tendon and unlikely to recover to defend his world title in beijing in august. the golden state are through to the nba western conference final
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and 15 points behind and beat the briz grizzlies and hawks are to the eastern conference finals for the first time since 1970 after claiming a 4-2 series win over the washington wizards, the wizards thought they scored a game-tying three pointer in the final second to force over time but the buzzer beater was ruled out with video replies showing the ball left his hands too late, atlanta 94-91 winners and will play lebron james and the cavaliers on wednesday. >> a lot is going through your mind and they called it good so you are kind of thinking the referees get more right than they don't so you know i watched his feet and looked close to out of bounds and then you know obviously just didn't quite get it off thankfully. >> reporter: a hole in one is cause for celebration in golf
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but he had extra reasons at the spanish open defending champion aced the par three for the most holes in one and they have nine each. he collected 288 battles of beer from his sponsor as a reward. boxing has had miss matches in history but few can compete with this in salt lake city having failed to land the u.s. presidency mitt romney with the fight with five time heavy weight champion holyfield and he had little else in his favor and an early blow and threw in the towel in the second round and it was all for charity. more sport on our website, for the latest check out al and blogs and videos from our correspondents around the world and that is all the sport for now. thanks indeed and oil spills
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and over fishing are threatening to kill out africa's only native species of penguin, in the past century number of african penguins has fallen by some 90% and five years ago the bird was classified as endangered and erica wood has been to south africa's western cope to see what has been done to save them. >> reporter: this is a penguin hospital, a place where distressed, injured or often birds come to rehabilitate. in 2014 we admitted 972 penguin chicks. >> reporter: some of the facility near cape town are being nursed back to health others are permanent residents like skipper who will never return to the wild he is too tame. >> education team are training him to be an ambassador bird. [laughter] which i think he will be amazing at. >> reporter: 10,000 children come through here every year to learn about penguins. other lessons are carried out
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over the internet. >> is it a boy or a girl? >> we don't know yet. we are still waiting for the lab results to come back and we will know if it's a boy or a girl. >> reporter: educating young generations are important because numbers are drastically low and fewer than 18,000 breeding pairs left in the wild over fishing is one of the biggest factors behind their decline. >> it does mean that the adults have to travel further afield and have to expend more energy to find enough fish for themselves and their chicks. >> reporter: and when the treasure sank off south africa's coast in 2000, 19,000 of the birds were affected, most of them were saved but oil spills remain a constant threat. dire island is known as an african penguin colony and tourists will see thousands of seals in common. this island used to be home to hundreds of thousands of penguins, the combination of over fishing and oil spills
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means there is only about 600 breeding pairs left. in february a new dedicated penguin rehabilitation facility opened up here the closest mainland point to dire island. >> because with the african penguin at the moment every bird counts. >> reporter: aside from rehabilitating birds penguin research will also be carried out here and staff says we need to pay more attention to declining numbers of bird life are telling us. >> they are indicator species and in the sea and should have taken note a long time ago there is something seriously wrong. >> reporter: like so many of the world's endanger species it's a race against time and environment issues and most of all destruction by humans. that is it and the top stories straight ahead here on al jazeera. see you in a couple of moments. ♪
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